The purpose of this survey is to gather information on challenges you face in finding skilled workers for entry level positions. We are trying to better understand the gap between your and prospective employee’s skills. The survey results will be made available to all participants. Following this survey, the participants will have an opportunity to comment, revise, and elaborate on findings that will lead to action.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please fill out the survey and click on the submit button .

A. EMPLOYER INFORMATION

Organizationís Name:

 

Organizationís Economic Sector/Industry:

 

Organizationís Address:

 

Number of Employees:

Respondentís Name and Title:

 

 

B. GENERAL ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

In this section please consider structure of your company.

Is finding qualified employees an issue for your organization?

 

If yes, which specific qualifications are most often lacking?Please check all that applies.

Technical skills

Soft skills

Basic skills

Other

Is job retention an issue for your organization?

 

If yes, which one of the following are given as a reason for leaving? Please check all that applies.

Low salary/wages

Unsatisfactory health care benefits

Unsatisfactory retirement benefits

Work conditions

Living conditions

Personal/non-work related

Other (please specify) ______________________________________

What factors contribute to the employee turnover? Please check all that applies.

Resignation

Retirement

Low job performance

Financial constraints

Organizational restructuring

Other (please specify)

Please check all the employee benefits offered by your organization

Health care benefits

Short-term disability

Long-term disability

Retirement plan

On job training support

Vacation time

Competitive salary/wages

Spousal employment

Continuing education support

Other


C. DETAILED ORGANIZATIONAL EMPLOYMENT STRUCTURE

Please fill out the matrix below by considering the entry-level positions that are available in your organization

Entry-Level Position

Difficulty level for filing the position.

Type of position

SKILLS

Essential?

Willing to help them acquire?

 

 

 

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Full-time††† Part-time

Annual Number of Positions:

Starting average wage or salaty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing      Future

Full-time    Part-time

Annual Number of Positions:

Starting average wage or salaty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing      Future

Full-time    Part-time

Annual Number of Positions:

Starting average wage or salaty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing      Future

Full-time    Part-time

Annual Number of Positions:

Starting average wage or salaty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing      Future

Full-time    Part-time

Annual Number of Positions:

Starting average wage or salaty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing      Future

Full-time    Part-time

Annual Number of Positions:

Starting average wage or salaty

 

 

 

 

 

 


D. PROMOTIONAL STRUCTURE OF POSITIONS

Please provide the promotional structure for each one of the entry-level positions. Write the position titles in the boxes.

 

ENTRY-LEVEL POSITION

SECOND-LEVEL POSITION

THIRD-LEVEL POSITION

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E. COMMUNICATION OF AVAILABLE POSITIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS

 

 

 

How do you advertise the positions available in your organization? Please check all that apply.

Newspaper

Employment offices

Radio/TV

Job Bank

Internet

Pre-college schools career services

College career services

Other

 

What is the scope of your advertising?

National

State-wide

Regional

Local

 

 

How do you communicate your companyís existing and future employee needs to the community? Please check all that apply.

Pre-college schools counselors

Pre-college schools career services

College career services

Newspaper

Radio/TV
Current Employees

Internet

Other

 

What is the scope of communicating needs?

National

State-wide

Regional

Local

 

 

F. INSIGHTS

Please provide any insights you have gained in determining the reason for this gap between the employers in the region who have entry-level positions and those individuals seeking employment:

 

 

 

 

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G. GENERAL COMMENTS

General comments on the issues not addressed in above questions: